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10 Diets That Just Don't Work

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The Master Cleanse
A little lemon juice, some maple syrup and a dash of cayenne pepper could be a winning combination if you want to lose weight like Ashton Kutcher.
A little lemon juice, some maple syrup and a dash of cayenne pepper could be a winning combination if you want to lose weight like Ashton Kutcher.
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This is one of Hollywood's hottest diets. Celebrities such as Beyoncé, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have waxed about the quick weight-loss benefits of the Master Cleanse. The only problem? This concoction of lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper was never intended as a weight loss plan. Instead, it was created as a body detox system to bring the body's pH balance from an acidic state to an alkaline, or healthy state [source: Master Cleanse].

Cleansing can help people reset their eating routine if they've gotten into bad habits. And while it may make them feel good, cleansing shouldn't be used as a diet plan. It can't be maintained and the weight will return along with regular food consumption.


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